Jay White Banished From New Japan Pro Wrestling
Jay White looks to be on his way out of New Japan Pro Wrestling after losing a huge match to Eddie Kingston at Battle In The Valley.
Jay White has been a mainstay of New Japan Pro Wrestling ever since he returned to the promotion following his excursion in 2017 as Switchblade. White joined the Chaos faction led by Kazuchika Okada but in 2018 White and Okada’s long-time associate Gedo pulled off a stunning betrayal as they left Chaos to join Bullet Club.
White went on to become IWGP Heavyweight Champion in 2019 when he defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi at The New Beginning in Osaka and four years later, that same event could have provided another pivotal moment in Swtichblade’s career.
At New Year’s Dash, following Wrestle Kingdom 17 where Jay White lost the IWGP World Heavyweight Title to Okada, Switchblade took his frustrations out on Hikuleo, and ended up challenging the star to a Loser Leaves Japan match.
That match took place at The New Beginning in Osaka 2023 and despite White’s best efforts to win by hook or by crook, a massive chokeslam was the end as Hikuleo picked up the win, banishing Jay White from Japan.
Now things have gone from bad to worse for Switchblade as he lost at Battle In The Valley to AEW star Eddie Kingston in a match where the stipulation meant the loser could no longer wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling. After the bout, as White was delivering a farewell speech, he was attacked by David Finlay, who emphatically told White “f*ck your era.”
With this loss, the speculation over White’s future will only intensify with reports stating that both WWE and AEW are interested in the star.